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Huguenot Museum

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The Museum is reopening on Tuesday, 9 August 2022 on selected days

Rochester is home to Britain’s very first museum of Huguenot history.

Following a £1.5 million development project, Rochester’s museum tells the dramatic story of the Huguenots, their persecution in France, escape to Britain and the trades, crafts and skills they brought with them that has since contributed to the formation of modern Britain.

The main collection is the French Hospital Collection. The objects, which include oil paintings, silver, documents, silk samples and personal items, tell the important story of Britain’s first refugees, the crafts, trades and skills they brought with them and the impact their contribution has had on the development of our country.

Alongside beautiful new galleries displaying objects never seen by the public before, the museum also has a vibrant and engaging learning space.

Here visitors will be able to further their learning either through a craft workshop, talk, lecture, film screening or cross-curricular schools session.


Adults £5.50 Concessions £4.50 Family Ticket £16.00 Tickets last 12 months. National Art Pass: 50% off ticket prices (On presentation of card) Museum Association: Free (On presentation of card)


High Street Rochester Kent


01634 789347

Opening Times

Selected days in August from 11am-4pm (last admission 3pm): Tuesday 9, Thursday 11, Saturday 13, Tuesday 16, Thursday 18, Friday 19, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25, Friday 26, Saturday 27, Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 31 August. We are closed on Saturday 20 August.

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